New Suntrap Apartments (May, 1938)

“Slums”

New Suntrap Apartments

Homes where everyone will get his share of sunlight, with roads and gardens elevated well above street level, are shown in model form at the Modern Architectural Research Group Exhibition at the New Burlington Galleries, London, England. The occupants of these apartments will get their full measure of daylight regardless of the position of the sun in the skies.

Structures such as these are to be erected in “slum” areas.

8 comments
  1. Repack Rider says: October 31, 200812:15 am

    Also known as the projects.

  2. Toronto says: October 31, 20084:20 pm

    I’m still trying to figure out “Sunlight and London” being together.

  3. docca says: October 31, 200810:40 pm

    The buildings in the middle look like they’re about to crumble with the stilts…

  4. Harry says: November 1, 20084:08 pm

    It reminds me of a prop in a Monty Python eposide.

  5. Mike says: November 2, 20085:43 pm

    Harry, I was just thinking it was the building in Monty Python that was held together with positive thinking.

  6. nlpnt says: November 2, 20087:22 pm

    Whas this ever actually built?

  7. walt says: November 4, 20087:09 pm

    I appears to either be an obscure Le Corbusier Project or a rip off of one.

  8. Adrian says: December 18, 20087:10 am

    And in just a couple of years time ground clearance began with the help of the Luftwaffe.

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